“Jack is Back” Preview Special to air May 3rd on FOX

24: Live Another Day "Jack is Back" Special will air Saturday May 3rd on FOX
24: Live Another Day "Jack is Back" Special will air Saturday May 3rd on FOX

Visitors to this site have probably already watched the “Jack is Back” 20 minute preview released online last week, but FOX has just announced they’ll be airing it on television two days before the season premiere.


As the clock ticks toward the anticipated premiere of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, a special half-hour behind-the-scenes preview of the event series, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY: JACK IS BACK, will air Saturday, May 3 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Featuring interviews with the series’ Emmy Award-winning director, producers and series stars, the special takes a behind-the-scenes look at the action, cast and production on location in London.

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY premieres with a two-hour television event Monday, May 5 (8:00-10:00 PT ET/PT) on FOX, and makes its time period premiere the following week on Monday, May 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). And don’t miss 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY encores every Friday at 8:00 PM ET/PT starting May 9.

Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), as he attempts to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever. Retaining the real-time, nail-biting, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines, the highly-anticipated series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane reprising their original roles. Newcomers to the series include Yvonne Strahovski, Benjamin Bratt, Tate Donovan, Giles Matthey, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Michael Wincott.

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of Teakwood Lane Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland are executive producers. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Cochran. “Like” 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY on Facebook at facebook.com/24. Follow the series on Twitter @24FOX and join the discussion using #JackIsBack.

If you don’t want to wait that long, you can watch the Jack is Back Preview Special here. It’s also available as a free download on iTunes and Amazon, can be streamed on Hulu, and many cable providers have it in the “On Demand” section.


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Can we presume that this is the 4-part segment released recently via social media channels?

Yeah forgot to mention this, it’s the same special that was released online last week. Updated the post with a link for those who want to watch it now.

Excellent job on the new site design! Love it! Logo change too, great!

So it’s kinda of a waste to the people who watched it already.

Yes it is waste, but let´s remember that we are a minority of hardcore 24 fans, unlike the majority of normal fans who are just waiting, like normal people to watch the show on television.


It’s because 24 is the best show ever.


No idea why people watched the 4 part as it ruins the episodes/plots, why watch it? why not wait until the series premiere starts.

Don’t mind trailers but that 4 part might have given some plots away as I don’t know as I didn’t watch that 4 part, anyone can confirm if any plots been ruined by that?

Yes, unfortunately I watched it and it does give the plot away.
I can pretty much tell how the season will go.
But look on the bright side , the best damn show is back !!!

Gus – well thank you for letting me know, won’t be watching the 4th part now, was going to watch it but not now.

Thank god I didn’t watch it lol.

He’s wrong. You can’t tell at all where the season will go. They are filming episode 8 or 9 right now so no, you can’t and the Jack Is Back only has clips from primarily the first two episodes.

I’m sure the biggest surprises are yet to come.

Fox just released a second movie trailer, which is almost identical to the first, except Kim Raver’s name has been added and we FINALLY get to hear Audrey speak!


Heh, it’s almost like FOX read Shaun Clark’s comment on the first movie trailer and whipped up another one real quick.

It’s nice to see that Audrey seems to be involved in the storyline and decision making.

Why wouldn’t she be?

Audrey was barely mentioned in the TCA panel, interviews and press releases and was barely shown in the promos/trailers. So a lot of people speculated her role might be smaller this season. That doesn’t seem to be the case though.

Jon Cassar posted a photo of today’s call sheet. Can anyone make out the name under Mark Boudreau? I’m trying to figure out if Kim Raver’s name was on there (I don’t think her name was there).


The first four names on the call sheet appear to be Jack Bauer, Chloe O’Brian, President Heller, and Mark Boudreau. The next isn’t clear, but I think it’s probably Steve Navarro, followed by Adrian Cross and Jordan Reed. So if Heller and Boudreau are filming today and Audrey isn’t, could that be a clue that Audrey might have been the hospital scenes that were being filmed? There’s been no confirmed on set appearance from Kim Raver in a month or so.

Interesting observations.

After Jordan Reed it becomes a lot harder to read but I think I make out “Belcheck”, then “Simone”, can’t really make out the next name (maybe “Gen. Coburn”?), and then “Marine #2” and possibly “Unnamed Sergeant”.

I can also make out a little bit of dialogue. Might be a little bit off but here’s what I got:

“EXT STREET – CHARING CROSS: Chloe, do you have him?”
“INT ABANDONED MALL – CAFETERIA: Chloe, I’m gonna need schematics of the embassy and a ____ ___ ___.”
“EXT US EMBASSY – I can’t, I have to get into the Embassy.”

So it seems like Jack is trying to get into the US Embassy for some reason. Most of the scenes today involve the presidential quarters / embassy which makes Kim Raver’s absence all the more puzzling. I think you’re right, something is definitely going on with that character. All of the series regulars are now accounted for except for her.

Always wanted to see Jack storm an embassy or a consulate of some kind.

There does seem to be a lot of secrecy surrounding Kim Raver, in the same way things were hush hush with Annie Wersching when Renee was killed off. Killing off Audrey at this point in the season would be such a repeat of Renee, unless Jack doesn’t go on a killing rampage this time and tries to do things the “right way” this time.

Audrey being killed or gravely injured by Margot or Simone does make sense since she swore revenge against Heller. The only way to truly get him back would be to kill his daughter.

There sure have been a lot of embassies/consulates on 24…

I’m kind of unsure about having another one since they were in both seasons 4 and 6. But, as long as things are fresh and original, I’m open to anything…


There’s been one embassy (Chinese, Season 4) and one consulate (Russian, Season 6)… not exactly running it into the ground! besides, isn’t that what ’24’ has done all along, taking a previously used plot point and putting a new spin on it?

I guess my point is that, although I like Season 6 more than I used to, it repeated many of the plot lines we had seen before; 25th amendment, attempted presidential assassination, nukes, consulates, assault on CTU, etc. Even though it was done differently, it just wasn’t the best season and felt a tad bit repetitive.

From what we’ve seen with LAD, it looks WAY more original than seasons 6 or 8. So all I’m saying is that the writers should make things feel MORE fresh than they did in 6 and 8.

thanks fox for efforts on the ultimate show 24LAD

Just found a couple of tweets about 24 screeners being released today.

Fox put up screeners of #24. I’m once again considering watching this show. Can I catch up in time for the premiere?

Yes – Screener for 24: Live Another Day. Excited to see if (the) Jack (we loved before 24 got stale) is back! #24LiveAnotherDay

#24LAD Screeners? Yes please!

Hope we get some feedback soon!!!

i´m still wondering who margot is the wife of?

is it someone we know? or simply someone from heller´s past that we don´t know of?

Margot is “the British widow of a notorious terrorist” and is trying to get revenge on Heller.

We can assume that Heller was somehow responsible for the death of Margot’s husband (perhaps one of the drone strikes he ordered).

It would be far more compelling if Margot’s husband was actually a decent man that was killed instead of yet another tiresome Johnny Jihad.

“Chu vess-dan imperialists dare do call US derrorisds?!”

Sorry if this has been discussed on here, if this new series is successful in the ratings, do you think 24 could return next summer for another new 12 part series? or will this be the final season run?

I really hope it does return next year as 24 is brilliant and want it to return every year even though its a 12 episodes, better then a movie which will be over in 2 hours. its not long that!

Maybe if Tony doesn’t return in this new series, he could make a return next year if they is another series.

I hope this is not the last one, I am glad Jack Bauer is back :)

I seen it mentioned in a few places (possibly from Howard Gordon) that it all depends on how well they do this series and whether they feel that they can develop a storyline to run ’24’ for another event series like this.

I remember them saying that the break they took between the end of Season 8 and now reminded them of how special the show is in today’s TV world. I can definitely see them doing another season, albeit probably at a slower pace than the previous 24’s if the ratings tend to be good. With all the marketing and promotion and the storyline which seems to be fresh and interesting, that too probably increases our chances of seeing another. But then some on this site have the attitude that ’24’ should finish with ‘Live Another Day’ with a great ending and an ending which Jack Bauer deserves.

It’s Fox. They’ll keep it running till there’s nothing left in the tank like they did last time… creative juice levels and possible dignified endings be damned.

See also; The X-Files

To be fair, almost all networks are the same in this regard. Look at Showtime for example – series like Dexter, Californication, and Weeds lasted twice as long as they should have. And I’m sure we’ll be saying the same thing about Homeland several years from now.

If a show is popular and profitable, it makes business sense for the network to renew it – regardless of what critics/fans may think of the quality. Ultimately it comes down to money for everyone involved. The cast and writers/crew members are usually more concerned about getting a larger paycheck for the next season rather than protecting the shows legacy.

So with that said, If 24: Live Another Day performs well I would expect to see another one.

FOX Television head honcho Kevin Reilly was asked last year would there be more ’24’ limited series’ if ‘Live Another Day’ proved a success, and he effectively stated yes but not for another 18-24 months… which leads me to believe that if there is to be another ’24’ limited series (and hopefully they stick with twelve episodes), we’ll likely not see it until May 2016, which is a very wise move, giving the writers a solid year between the end of this current one and the beginning of writing for another.

I don’t think ’24’ went on too long as a series, it ended how and when it should, but in hindsight and somewhat paradoxically to what I’ve just stated, if I had my way to do it over again, I would have kept Joel Surnow as showrunner and HoGo as head writer, ended the series after a sixth season (a much, much better one than what ultimately ended up onscreen), and then made a big-budget movie right on it’s heels to finish the saga overall… I’m a big believer (if not always practioner, ahem) of quitting while you’re ahead, and as XAM rightly surmised in another post, had ’24’ ended whilst still perceived to be at the top of it’s game, in ratings and content, the writers would be gods among men… just look at how Vince Gilligan is royally feted!

All that being said, I’m not sorry it lasted as long as it did, and I’m certainly not sorry it’s still going, because based on some of the lay reviews we’re hearing from some people who’ve seen the first two episodes of ‘Live Another Day’ (see below), we may be in for something really, really special come May… and who could ask for more than that?

patiently waiting for XAM to produce or create a show of his/her own – would love to see how creative your show will be mate

have you contacted fox yet?

If by some chance you weren’t being facetious Marlon, then thank you!

Two critics have weighed in after screening the first two episodes of 24: LAD. Both have very positive comments!

Just got an early screening of the 1st 2 hrs of @24fox Live Another Day – The action, intrigue, surprises and mysteries are better than ever

Patrick Munn [email protected]
I will say this, #24LAD is as good as I hoped it would be.

Patrick Munn [email protected]
In short: awesome.

One more I’ve found here:

Happy/relieved to report that #24’s return is a triumphant one! The first 2 hrs feel familiar yet fresh and I was loving every damn minute.

Will do a roundup post once there’s a few more impressions.

A few more comments, including one criticism:

My first thought on the #24liveanotherday premiere – prepare for a ton of @Y_Strahovski. #24isBack

One criticism about #24liveanotherday is how annoyingly cutesy it is when revealing characters from past seasons.

Just screened the first 2 new episodes of #24. Great to have Jack Back

[email protected]
Just screened 1st episode of #24. After covering #Graceland it’s nice seeing @GbengaAkinnagbe as a good guy (so far).

Two followup comments:

[email protected]
“You probably think I’m at a disadvantage. I promise you I’m not.” Second hour of the #24liveanotherday is much more compelling. #24isback

That said, this is pure fan service. It’s not a fresh or evolved take on 24. It’s just an opportunity to check back in w/ Jack Bauer.

Damn, now I’m wishing I didn’t read all these comments about Audrey. I feel like I’m starting to know too much.

How so? She’s the one person we know almost nothing about so far.

I didn’t know they filmed a “hospital scene” and that she hasn’t been seen on set in a while. That’s the stuff I try to avoid knowing before the show.

Well Jon Cassar is the one who tweeted (more than one) hospital pic so that part isn’t much of a secret.

The Audrey stuff is simply speculation based on almost no information. Kim Raver barely tweets (her last one was March 12th) and nobody else on the cast/crew has mentioned her in the last month either.

That doesn’t necessarily mean anything at all of course. Perhaps Kim Raver was filming and nobody mentioned her. Or perhaps Audrey got on a plane and will be absent for a little bit. There’s a lot of possibilities.

Oh okay, I didn’t realize Jon tweeted that.

Well, I hope she doesn’t die… Especially so early on.

Same here. It’s really hard to tell what’s going on with Audrey, especially since Kim Raver rarely tweets. The lack of mentions from cast/crew during the past month is what seems a bit strange, she she was mentioned a few times earlier on (Jon Cassar and Jeff Mygatt both tweeted photos of her from the set). It could mean she has a smaller role in these episodes or is absent for a couple of hours.

From going over it again, it seems that Kim Raver has only been mentioned three times so far – Jon Cassar’s photo of the “24 ladies” on February 22nd, Jeff Mygatt’s instagram photo on March 3rd, and then her own personal @KimRaver tweets on March 12th.

So unless I missed a few, I guess the lack of Kim Raver mentions/tweets isn’t that out of the ordinary. A whole month of filming went by before Cassar posted that photo of her for example.

TV Tonight (Australia) has posted a review of LAD (4 out of 5 stars)


As much as I rail on the 24 people for rehashing themselves, the critics piss me off even more with their predictable “bla bla bla suspension of disbelief, when do they have a meal or a shite?” Fuck off!

We no nothing about Audrey except that she is an aide to her father and the wife of the
chief of staff who seems as sly as a fox.

Jack Bauer is my favorite tv character is he yours ?

Jack from seasons 1 to 6x04 was my favourite tv character. Now I’ve gradually come to dislike him almost as much as Chloe.

No point watching the show then right XAM?

It may not be worth your while.

What can I say. I’m a glutton for punishment.

XAM, I just want to say that I appreciate your input tremendously and I think that it is always good to have a realistic view on what 24:LAD could become. You’re a great morale booster and the way you handle criticism is hilarious and perfect.

Thank you, kind sage!

If 24 LAD gets renewed I hope that there will not be another 4 year gap in the story line

I would like to see Carlos Bernard come back, in the sequel season if there is going to be one

It won’t be four years until the next one, be assured of that! Unless they botch ‘Live Another Day’ akin to Season 6 – and I don’t foresee that happening – it’s likely near certain that FOX Television will hang onto ’24’ like grim death; it’s a guaranteed ratings winner at a time they badly need such, plus it’s a guaranteed seller on the ancillary (foreign television rights, DVD’s, Blu ray’s, Netflix, etc) market. All told, ’24’ is the continually popular and profitable jewel in FOX’s television drama crown, they won’t let it go quietly into the night just yet, I’m betting a new limited series in 2016 is the next step, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here…

Oops, I just read your post again, Paul, and realized you meant the time passed between storylines not time passed between seasons, sorry, my bad.

Futon critic released episode descriptions for episodes 1-4 with a start time of 11:00AM and no time jumps at least through the first four. If the first 8 hours are 11:00AM-7:00PM, then the lack of night shoots makes sense, although there’s always the chance of some night scenes being filmed for episode 8.


Monday, May 5

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “11:00 AM-12:00 PM/12:00 PM-1:00 PM” – Event Series World Premiere
Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), as he attempts to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever. Retaining the real-time, nail-biting, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines, the highly-anticipated series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane reprising their original roles. Newcomers to the series include Yvonne Strahovski, Benjamin Bratt, Tate Donovan, Giles Matthey, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Michael Wincott.

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “1:00 PM-2:00 PM” – Time Period Premiere
Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski) continues her hunt for Jack, as President Heller (William Devane) prepares to address Parliament after a devastating attack. Margot Al-Harazi (guest star Michelle Fairley) proves she is willing to sacrifice anything for revenge.

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “2:00 PM-3:00 PM”
The terror threat escalates as Jack heads for the U.S. Embassy with the CIA closing in on him. Meanwhile, Margot asserts her authority with unthinkable force; President Heller makes an impassioned speech to Parliament; and Kate takes matters into her own hands.

Another critic weighing in on Twitter-

Merrill Barr [email protected] · 15m
The first two hours of 24: Live Another Day do not disappoint, at all. This is the show in top form, best in a loooooooooooooooooooong time